Dry Skin!

Alycia - posted on 03/16/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My son's legs are extremely dry, it could be from crawling but I noticed a little bit when he was smaller too. I used Aveeno and found it didn't work! Anyone have suggestions on creams to use for him? Thanks!

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Caitlin - posted on 03/21/2009

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my daugher has way dry skin! i use aquaphor for babies it's like vaseline! it's the best! it clears up the dryness so fast!

Erin - posted on 03/21/2009

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Our daughter had dry skin all over and our doctor suggested switching to something with colloidal oatmeal in it. We started using the Aveeno lotion several times a day but we also switched up the baby wash that we were using in her baths to something with the oatmeal as well and that seems to have helped.

Erin - posted on 03/21/2009

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Our daughter had dry skin all over and our doctor suggested switching to something with colloidal oatmeal in it. We started using the Aveeno lotion several times a day but we also switched up the baby wash that we were using in her baths to something with the oatmeal as well and that seems to have helped.

Erin - posted on 03/21/2009

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Our daughter had dry skin all over and our doctor suggested switching to something with colloidal oatmeal in it. We started using the Aveeno lotion several times a day but we also switched up the baby wash that we were using in her baths to something with the oatmeal as well and that seems to have helped.

Erin - posted on 03/21/2009

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Our daughter had dry skin all over and our doctor suggested switching to something with colloidal oatmeal in it. We started using the Aveeno lotion several times a day but we also switched up the baby wash that we were using in her baths to something with the oatmeal as well and that seems to have helped.

Alycia - posted on 03/20/2009

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Yeah I was using Aveeno like a crazy person and I found there was no difference. Maybe there's a difference with using the aquaphor to initialize change and then the Aveeno to maintain it...I dunno I'll have to find out!

User - posted on 03/20/2009

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I used Eucerin Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment at first when my son's skin was really dry and it helped tremendously but now I use the Aveeno every night and I actually like it better because it is not really greasy like the Aquaphor.

Courtney - posted on 03/20/2009

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I didn't know they made a baby Aquaphor. That's cool. I use just the regular Aquaphor on my baby girl. It works really well.

Christina - posted on 03/20/2009

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There is Aquaphor and Baby Aquaphor.  The baby aquaphor is a little more expensive.  I looked at them both in the store and their didn't appear to be any difference to me.  One is in the baby section and one is with the rest of the lotions and such.  We took Mycah to a pediatric dermatologist when he was 6 weeks old because he had dry skin and baby excema (which can result from dry skin).  The pediatric dermatologist recommended Aquaphor daily and hydrocortisone when it gets bad.  As long as we use the Aquaphor he has no problems with the dry skin or excema. 



We were warned about using some off brands.  Not that they don't work but on some people/babies it can cause the problem to become worse.  The off brands have the same active ingrediants but the other ingrediants are sometime inferior (best word i can use) and can cause irritation.



Aquaphor is very similar to vasaline.  Our pediatric dermatologist also said we can use plan Eucerin when we go out if we want because the Aquaphor is very thick and will make your babies face shiny :o)



Hope this helps!

Alycia - posted on 03/20/2009

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So this Aquaphor stuff is designed for babies? I didn't know Eucerin had baby stuff...I'll take a gander in the store!

Christina - posted on 03/20/2009

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We use aquaphor on Mycah and it seems to do wonders.  Every morning and night (and sometimes during the day) we Aquaphor him.  He hated it at first but has come to really like it and laughs.

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For a bath soap, I use Eucerin Aquaphor Baby Wash. It has no perfumes, so it's better for dry, sensitive skin. My daughter's pediatrician recommended it. I use that to bathe her, then I rub the Eucerin Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment all over her body, including her face. It has made a big difference.

Alyson - posted on 03/19/2009

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My son also has the same problem. He has just started crawling so it seems worse on his elbows and legs lately but he had dry patches before that as well. I also have been using Eucerin and it seems adequate but im wondering if there is a bath soap that could be less harsh on his skin as well.

Courtney - posted on 03/19/2009

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My daughter has eczema mainly on her back and tummy. I use also use Aquaphor for it. It really helps!

Shayna - posted on 03/19/2009

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Well, I got it in the small Natural Food store, but if you click on the link that I posted, you can get it there, or even on Amazon.



The benefit of getting it locally, though, is that might give you a sample to try and it might be easier to return, if you don't get any results.



Good luck!!



 

Alycia - posted on 03/19/2009

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Thanks everyone!



I am pretty big on natural products...where do you buy that lotion Shayna? I'm just wondering if we have it here where I live.

Shayna - posted on 03/18/2009

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I used Keys Metacare lotion.    All the dryness and redness was gone within a week and he has been fine ever since.



It is a bit pricy, though, but I don't buy any products that contain  ingredients I can't pronounce and don't understand and this one is pretty natural.



http://www.keys-soap.com/xcart41/product...

Svetlana - posted on 03/18/2009

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I use Vaseline. It works really well for my daughter. For it to work you have to put it on right after bath, better at night, and wear pj's over it. Repeat in the morning, and continue for about a week. See if you notice any difference, then you can switch to only once a day, in the evening before bedtime. Overtime you can switch to cream and see how baby's skin will do. This is good for babies with very dry skin, or even eczema. I use this technique with my little one. Hope it helps.

Rachel - posted on 03/18/2009

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I use this lotion called Renew lotion, its not for babies but its all natural and he hasn't had any break outs or anything from it,  its by a company called Melalueca. You can buy it online and its absolutely wonderful. My son has excema so he gets extremly dry patches in different places on his body and it works great

Shanna - posted on 03/16/2009

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My daughter was getting a really dry back and legs a couple months ago and my doctor said baby oil would work. And it sure did!! I just put a little bit in her bath and in the places she was extra dry I would rub some baby oil on her a few minutes before bath and that worled extremely well!! You obviously can't put too much in otherwise you'll have a greasy baby lol. I still put about half a teaspoon in my daughters bath every night to keep her nice and soft.



 



I also rub some Aveno bedtime lotion on her - more so for the scent and relax time for my girl :)

Bethany - posted on 03/16/2009

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Same problem here! I've been using Unscented Vaseline dry skin (or something like that) and a little bit of cortisone cream that my dr recommended....haven't really noticed an improvement but I don't think I'm consistent enough with it...

Kara - posted on 03/16/2009

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My lil man's starting to get really dry knees and elbows, I am assuming from crawling over the place too!! I'm just using a johnsons cream on him, but before I put his p.j's on after his bath I put it on really thick, then put his p.j's on so it soaks all night.. I too am wondering if there is a better cream to be using??

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